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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
core /kɔ:/
  • danh từ
    • lõi, hạch (quả táo, quả lê...)
    • điểm trung tâm, nòng cốt, hạt nhân
      • the core of a subject: điểm trung tâm của một vấn đề, điểm chính của một vấn đề
      • the core of an organization: nòng cốt của một tổ chức
    • lõi dây thừng
    • (kỹ thuật) nòng, lõi, ruột
    • (nghĩa bóng) đáy lòng, thâm tâm, nơi thầm kín nhất
      • in my heart's core: tận đáy lòng tôi
      • rotten to the core: thối nát đến tận xương tuỷ
  • ngoại động từ
    • lấy lõi ra, lấy nhân ra
Concise Dictionary
+the center of an object
+a small group of indispensable persons or things
+the central part of the Earth
+the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
+a cylindrical sample of soil or rock obtained with a hollow drill
+an organization founded by James Leonard Farmer in 1942 to work for racial equality
+the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work
+the chamber of a nuclear reactor containing the fissile material where the reaction takes place
+a bar of magnetic material (as soft iron) that passes through a coil and serves to increase the inductance of the coil
+remove the core or center from
Thesaurus Dictionary
1 centre, heart, middle, nucleus, inside(s):
Remove the core of the apple first.
2 essence, marrow, heart, pith, gist, quintessence, sum and substance:
The core of the problem is her refusal to consider any alternative.
3 pit, seed:
The pie might have tasted better if you'd cored the apples first.
Advanced English Dictionary
noun, verb
+ noun
1 the hard central part of a fruit such as an apple, that contains the seeds
2 the central part of an object: the earth's core + the core of a nuclear reactor + The standards of housing and education are often lower in the older urban cores (= the centres of towns or cities). + (figurative) Concern for the environment is at the core of our policies.
3 the most important part of sth: the core of the argument + core subjects (= subjects that all the students have to do) + the core curriculum + the core activities of the job
4 a small group of people who take part in a particular activity: He gathered a small core of advisers around him.
See also - HARD CORE
Idioms: to the core so that the whole of a thing or a person is affected: She was shaken to the core by the news. + He's a politician to the core (= in all his attitudes, beliefs and actions).
+ verb [VN] to take out the core of a fruit: You need four cooking apples, cored and sliced.
Collocation Dictionary


Each fibre has a hollow core trapping still air and aiding warmth. (figurative) There was a hollow core of sadness inside me.
| solid | copper, iron, etc. | reactor
nuclear reactor cores
| central, essential, inner, innermost, very
This is seen as the central core of the government's policy. A new spirit welled up from the very core of the nation.
| common
a common core of shared understanding about law and government
| hard
A hard core of supporters, mostly teenage girls, gathered at the airport to see the star arrive.
| emotional
the emotional core of her music


form, make up
These ideas formed the core of his philosophy.
| get to
We want to get to the core of the problem.


activity, area, course, curriculum, discipline, module, programme, skill, subject
the core area of management studies Students study five core subjects.
| component, element, group | business, service
We need to stop this expansion and concentrate on the core business.
| belief, value | vocabulary


at sth's ~
At the core of our convictions is belief in individual liberty.
| to the ~
She was shaken to the core by the news. He's a politician to the core (= in all his attitudes, beliefs and actions).

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